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This is a comprehensive library of our past webinars, demonstrations, white papers, presentations and helpful hints easily sorted by the topics to the right. All of them are free. We constantly add new materials, so please check back often to see our latest content.

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UNDERSTANDING IBM COGNOS BI

Holistic Platform Review

Features

#2 Key to Success in BI: Understanding True Business Requirements

One of the 10 Keys to Success in BI

Business Strategy

INTERACTIVE REPORTS AND DASHBOARDS FOR THE MOBILE AUDIENCE

IBM Cognos 10.2.1

Tips & Tricks

COGNOS BI PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION 101

For IBM Cognos Servers

Tips & Tricks

TIPS & TRICKS FOR EFFECTIVE DASHBOARDS

How to Build Practical Widgets Using IBM Cognos

Tips & Tricks

IBM COGNOS LICENSING CHANGES

What You Need to Know

Features

A Case Study in Predictive Modeling

How One Firm Achieved Dramatic Results with Analytics

Case Study

HADOOP AND THE FUTURE OF SQL

Using BI Tools with Big Data

Business Strategy

IBM COGNOS REPORTING TOOLS FEATURE SET COMPARISON

How Are Reporting Tools Different?

Features

LEVERAGING TM1 PERFORMANCE MODELER

3 Key Tips the Manual Doesn’t Tell You

Tips & Tricks

INTRODUCTION TO SELF-SERVICE DASHBOARDING AND REPORT AUTHORING

Leveraging IBM Cognos 10 Workspace and Report Studio

Features

Tips and Tricks for Beginning Cognos Report Studio Authors

Includes demonstration of Active Reports visualization capabilities

Tips & Tricks

Join Queries

Advance Query Design in Cognos Report Studio

Tips & Tricks

IMPROVING THE PLANNING CYCLE FOR SOPHISTICATED BUSINESS NEEDS

TM1 Demo, Plus Case Study by Meyer Corporation

Features

Income Statement Reporting: Reversing the Sign Rule

Showing Expense Numbers as Positive

Tips & Tricks

Using Predefined Templates to Create a Report

IBM Cognos Report Studio

Tips & Tricks

CREATING USER-FRIENDLY COGNOS ACTIVE REPORTS

ADVANCED REPORTING TECHNIQUES

Tips & Tricks

Advanced Authoring Comes to Life

IBM Cognos Report Studio Techniques

Tips & Tricks

#1 Key to Success in BI: Executive Sponsorship

One of the Ten Keys to Success in B.I.

Business Strategy

Mobile Business Intelligence with Roambi

Delivering existing BI content to mobile devices

Features

What’s New in Cognos Version 10.2.1.1

Plus Previews of New Products

Features

INTERACTIVE REPORTS AND DASHBOARDS FOR THE MOBILE AUDIENCE

IBM Cognos Active Reports

Features

The Challenge of Mobile Business Intelligence

Mobile BI Strategy

Features

IBM Cognos Report Studio Version 10 Tips and Tricks

Includes demonstration of Maps feature. Key techniques demonstrated are applicable to Cognos V8 and V10.

Tips & Tricks

User Friendly IBM Cognos Report Authoring: IBM Cognos 10.2 Workspace

Desktop Dashboard

Tips & Tricks

SELF-SERVICE BUSINESS AUTHORING IN A MANAGED REPORTING WORLD

IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced

Tips & Tricks

Smarter Analytics for Retailers

Adapt to the Information Empowered Customer

Business Strategy

Asset Management: Using Analytics to Drive Predictive Maintenance

Business Strategy

#3 Key to Success in BI: Build Incrementally

One of the Ten Keys to Success in B.I.

Business Strategy

The Science of Predictive Maintenance

IBM's Predictive Analytics Solution

Features

Predictive Threat and Fraud Analytics

Systematic approach to identify risk

Features

TM1 10.2 – Developer Productivity with Performance Modeler

Is it time to move on from Architect?

Demo

Business Intelligence for Business Users: Insight When and Where You Need It

Self-Service Business Intelligence

Business Strategy

BI forward: A full view of your business

Comprehensive BI with Predictive Analytics

Business Strategy

Overview of User Interface Tools in Cognos 10.1

What is the IBM Cognos 10 platform all about?

Features

Predictive Threat and Fraud Analytics: Meeting the Challenges of a Smarter Planet (2013)

Business Strategy

Smarter Analytics for Retailers (Frost & Sullivan paper)

Features

Do We Need a Data Warehouse?

Avoid the Downsides Typically Associated with Data Warehouses

Business Strategy

Active Reports – New Features Cognos 10.1.1

Active vs. Standard Reports and the New Features of the Cognos 10.1.1 Active Reports Release

Features

#4 Key to Success in BI: 80/20 Rule

One of the Ten Keys to Success in B.I.

Business Strategy

Going Mobile with Cognos 10

The roadmap for mobility with IBM Cognos and business intelligence in general

Features

INCOME STATEMENT REPORTING Tips & Tricks

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Tools

Tips & Tricks

Measuring User Adoption of your Cognos BI System

Implementing a Cognos Audit Database

Tips & Tricks

IBM Cognos Mobile Reporting on the iPad

Considerations and Recommendations

Tips & Tricks

Cognos 10 Under the Hood

A pragmatic review of the new features of Cognos 10

Features

Self-service BI Keys to Success

Plus an unbiased look at QlikView

Features

Migrating a Cognos Instance between Authentication Sources

Stress Free Cognos Migrations with Motio

Features

IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes Deep Dive

In-depth look at capabilities and demonstrations

Features

Secrets to Managing Dimensions, Attributes & Hierarchies

Case Study and Demonstration of IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint

Business Strategy

Better Inventory Investment Decisions for Increased ROI

GMROI Metric Provides Valuable Insights for Inventory Decisions

Business Strategy

Cognos Business Insight: Comparison of Standard vs Advanced Licenses

Features

Making Business Insight Dashboards Available via IBM Cognos Portal Tab

Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions

Tips & Tricks

Integrating IBM Cognos Data into MS Office

Cognos for Microsoft Office & CAFE with Client Case Study and Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Predictive Analytics Explained and IBM SPSS Demo

What predictive models are, how to use them and demonstration of software solution, SPSS

Features

What’s New for Report Authors in Cognos 10.2

Report Studio New Features

Tips & Tricks

IBM Cognos TM1 version 10.1

Demonstration of new functionality

Features

Scorecarding with IBM Cognos Metric Studio

Understand the strategic impact of key metrics and how to track these key performance indicators

Tips & Tricks

Wherescape Data Warehouses

Avoid the Downsides Typically Associated with Data Warehouses

Features

IBM Cognos TM1 10.1 Performance Modeler Deep Dive

In-depth Demonstration of Functionality

Features

IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning Tips: D-Cube Allocation

Eliminate the need to open or change D-Links from forecast to forecast

Tips & Tricks

How to Install Cognos Insight Free Trial on Windows 7

Step-by-Step Instructions

Tips & Tricks

Unconstrained Enterprise Planning

Preview for TM1 10.2 and Case Study

Features

Installing Cognos 10: Tips and Tricks from the Trenches

How to streamline an upgrade

Tips & Tricks

IBM Cognos Insight Demonstration and Datasheet

Released in March 2012: more end user capabilities without IT assistance

Features

Automate the Close & Consolidate Processes

Demonstration of IBM Cognos Controller

Features

Using Analytics to Drive Predictive Maintenance

Avoid costly downtime and reduce maintenance costs

Business Strategy

Beyond BI: Predict Future Performance

Predictive Analytics

Business Strategy

IBM Cognos Express Version 10 Workspaces

Three minute demonstration

Features

Beyond Gross Margin: Insight into Profitability

20-40% of your products and customers are losing money - do you know which ones?

Features

Streamlining Financial Statement Reporting

Demonstration of Cognos FSR

Features

IBM Cognos 10 Mobile Demonstration

Cognos Mobile rights are now included in an Enhanced Consumer or higher role

Features

Cognos 10 Business Insight

Demonstrations of advanced business authoring and analysis techniques

Tips & Tricks

IBM Cognos TM1 Demo and Financial Planning Best Practices

See TM1 in action and learn software independent FP&A best practices

Features

Business Intelligence Applications-Build or Buy?

A review of the current state-of-the-art of pre-built BI applications

Business Strategy

Building a Business Intelligence Competency Center

Establishing a Culture of Best Practice

Business Strategy

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1

What's new in V10.1

Features

Designing Scorecards with IBM Cognos Metric Designer

Tips for Developers

Tips & Tricks

IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning Version 10 and Beyond

EP's latest features and a comparison of EP and Cognos TM1

Features

Cognos Multi-Dimensional Dashboarding : Best Practices

Learn best practices for creating interactive dashboards in the Cognos portal

Tips & Tricks

Automated Planning System Requirements Kick-start

Assessment tool to determine the appropriate planning solution for your organization

Business Strategy

12 Elements of FP&A Best Practices

The do's and don'ts with examples

Business Strategy

Transforming spreadsheets: planning, budgeting and forecasting

IBM Cognos Express Whitepaper

Features

IBM Cognos 10 Demo: Predictive Analytics

Integration of predictive analytics and SPSS functionality

Features

Scorecarding with IBM Cognos 10

Guest Speaker: Greenville Hospital System

Features

Improving Your Marketing ROI

Implementing Marketing Analytics Best Practices

Business Strategy

The Pain of Closing the Books (and Prescriptions to make it painless)

Improving the Close-to-File Process Whitepaper

Business Strategy

Best Practices in OLAP Modeling with Cognos Transformer

Demonstrations of key techniques that make Cognos Transformer a valuable part of BI

Tips & Tricks

Microsoft SSAS

Which version of Analysis Services should I use? Multi-dimensional or Tabular?

Tips & Tricks

Cognos Security Best Practices

Over 16 topics discussed and demonstrated

Tips & Tricks

The Business Value of Business Intelligence

How to get good, timely data from your enterprise reporting system

Business Strategy

Cognos Enterprise Planning Tips and Techniques Part II

Valuable techniques for administrators, developers and end users

Tips & Tricks

Trends and Best Practices in Performance Management

Top factors that enable companies to outperform their peers

Business Strategy

More Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques

5 more demonstrations including creating a briefing book, conditional drill-through report, and more

Tips & Tricks

IBM Cognos TM1 Contributor

How to deploy TM1 Contributor, create pick lists, use sandboxes for sophisticated analysis

Tips & Tricks

Cognos Enterprise Planning Tips and Techniques

Modify your model, allocate expenses and more

Tips & Tricks

Cognos Multi-Dimensional Dashboarding: New Techniques

New techniques and demonstrations

Tips & Tricks

Cognos Report Studio Advanced Authoring Techniques

Five demonstrations including prompt-driven dashboards, queries, merging results and more

Tips & Tricks

How Shutterfly Cut 5 Days Off Their Close

Eliminate manual preparation and make faster, better business decisions

Business Strategy

Microsoft Business Intelligence: Too Good to be True?

Comparison of Microsoft BI with traditional BI leaders

Features

Managing Labor Data to Drive Profitability

Using business intelligence to maximize profit and service

Business Strategy

Is The Cloud Ready for your Financial Reporting?

Ten key factors to consider

Features

Affordable Analytics and Planning

IBM Cognos Express Demonstration

Features

Windows 7 requires Cognos Planning Upgrade

The issues, the solutions, and the new features in the Cognos Planning upgrade

Features

Optimize your BI and IT Resources

Demonstration of Innotas' IT Governance and Project Portfolio Management solution

Features

Cognos for Business Users

Get the information you need without waiting for I.T. by using Interactive Dashboards

Tips & Tricks

Straight Talk about Cognos Insight

Demonstrations of Cognos Insight for Planning and BI

Features

Next-Generation Forecasting

Performance management and rolling forecasts

Business Strategy

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